so i returned to the couch. it's an annual thing. >> it's one of the reasons i hate football season. yeah. >> because all the men go sit on the couch all sunday? >> they disappear into the man cave, never to be heard from ever again. one of those things, yeah. all right, bill, see you soon. this one comes to us from knsd in san diego, california, where one man got a birthday gift he will always remember. it's been 11 years since bobby last rode a wave after a tragic surfing accident left him wheelchairbound, paralyzing his dreams of going pro. thanks to great friends, he is riding a curl again, even if it is on a tarp. after a life trying to inspire others who put their dreams on hold, bobby wants everyone to know that anything is possible. the power of positive thinking. >> what a great imagination those people have to come up with that. >> it is very cool. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station. rise and shine!